28 - 29 July 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PAIR OF CHINESE GRAY POTTERY MODELS OF RECUMBENT BOARS,
SIX DYNASTIES PERIOD/ EARLY TANG DYNASTY, 6TH/7TH CENTURY,
each hollow-molded and realistically modeled in a recumbent position atop a shaped base, with finely detailed features and gently rounded bodies
6 ½in. (16.5cm.) long
Purchased, Sotheby's, London, Mid-1990s.
In the collection in the USA prior to 1997.
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JAMES E. BREECE III (LOTS 289-306)
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